Way back in January of 2012, I had severe pain in the fleshy bit below my thumb on my left hand. Between my commentators and Dr Google, we decided that it was probably 'Carpal Tunnel Syndrome'; an unpleasant, but hardly life-threatening ailment. The pain subsided after about 3 weeks.
Two weeks ago, the same bloody thing returned; just when it was quite cold, and logs had to be sawn.
It's the starting of my Husqvarna that's the tricky bit. No push button starter button for them-there Swedes; just manual tugging at a rope (about 6 times to start it). I managed it, of course, but it did my problem hand no favours. Also my right arm/shoulder is still painful, so frankly it was all a bit of a sado-masochistic exercise.
My hand is already less painful than two weeks ago, and I expect the worst will have gone before mid-month.
I just hadn't expected it to return, and I found it all rather depressing. It's the little things that annoy when one starts to age.
However, I've been extremely brave.